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Elevate Your Mind (Mind-Body Connection)
Infographic from Scalar Energy Healing
Optimal health is not just about eating a clean diet of nutrient dense foods and getting in the right kind of exercise.
Its also about balancing our emotions.
The holistic model of wellness suggests that our mind and emotions, which includes our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, feelings and perceptions, plays a critical role in our health by positively or negatively influencing our body's physical responses.
Mind-Body Medicine: Not a New Concept
The understanding that emotions affect physical health is not a new idea. Although largely ignored by modern Western medicine, the notion of the mind-body connection dates back thousands of years in human history. Examples are Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and shamanic healing practiced by virtually every society throughout the ages.
The concept of the mind-body connection is not limited to Eastern and indigenous cultures. The Western concept can be traced back to the Classical Greek and Greco-Roman periods.
More recently, studies examining the mind-body connection utilizing modern research methods suggest a scientific basis for the existence of this connection.
An excellent book on the subject is The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine by Anne Harrington.
Mind-body practices include many diverse techniques and strategies that seek to balance the mind, body and spirit, and to enhance the mind's positive influence on the biological functioning of the body.
Some of these techniques are facilitated by a knowledgeable practitioner but many can be done alone, in private, without any special equipment or supplies.
This infographic entitled "Soul Food - 21 Ways to Nourish Your Body and Elevate Your Mind" from Scalar Energy Healing illustrates some practical mind-body techniques and practices:
☯ Oil Pulling
☯ Deep Abdominal Breathing
☯ Easting Anti-Inflammatory Foods
☯ Restorative Sleep
☯ Chakra Balancing
☯ Physical Activity
☯ Practice of Compassion
☯ Scalar Energy
☯ Feng Shui
Other mind-body practices include:
☯ Art Therapy
☯ Guided Imagery
☯ Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
☯ Music and Dance Therapy
☯ Light and Sound Therapy
☯ Progressive Muscle Relaxation
☯ Mindfulness Training
☯ Qigong and Tai Chi
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